Missions and strategy

Through its 3 training and research centers and its many strategic collaborations, and supported by its platforms, our school strives to extend, consolidate and promote a scientific and technical legacy. As a result, it participates fully in the development of research and innovation in our region, at national and international levels.

Fields of expertise


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Prizes and distinctions



  • Mouna EL HAFI appointed “Radiative transfers-climate” project manager within the GDR CNRS TAMARYS (RADITIVE MATERIAL TRANSFERS PROCEDURES AND SYSTEMS)


  • Nomination for Ange NZIHOU (PASET Program)

Appointed member of the Scientific Committee of the PASET programme (Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa) by the World Bank

  • Nomination for Ange NZIHOU for the juries to the Advisory Committee on Appointments and Advancements

Appointed member of the "Tenure Track" jury at Princeton University (USA) for the evaluation of applications for tenure and promotion of teacher-researchers



  • Breakthrough and Innovative Research in New Materials for Energy and Environment" award for Ange NZIHOU and his research team

Award on the theme "Engineered phosphates for Energy and Environment" from Thomson Reuters, a team recognized as the world's first in the field of "Phosphate Engineering for Energy and the Environment" before a team from MIT and another from the University of Florida, Gainsville in the USA

  • Distinction as "Erudite Professor" of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (India) for Angel NZIHOU

Highest distinction of this university awarded to some renowned researchers in their field of expertise, March 2018

  • Prize "France des Solutions 2018" for Ange NZIHOU

One of the 18 talents rewarded for their creativity and their contribution to solving an ecological, social or economic problem. At the Palais d'Iéna, on Monday, October 8, he was honoured for the many works carried out with his research team at the Centre Rapsodee UMR CNRS 5302. This work focuses on waste recovery in the "Science & Technology" theme.

  • Winner of the Grand Prize of the Academy of Sciences - ITM 2018 for Ange NZIHOU

This distinction is shared with Pierre Comon, CNRS Research Director, GIPSA-LAB of Grenoble.

This prize is intended to reward a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution at European level in one of these fields: Science and technology of digital transformation in industry, Science and technology of energy transition, Environmental engineering.

This solemn award ceremony took place on 20 and 22 November 2018 under the dome of the Institut de France in Paris

  • Winner of the "Make Our Planet Great Again" call for projects, Marion Carrier

This program, launched by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, welcomed Marion Carrier, an international researcher, to the RAPSODEE Centre to develop her research project entitled PYROKINE. The objective of the latter is to promote the thermal recovery of highly contaminated solid organic waste. The 3-year project will adopt an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to model the kinetics of the biomass pyrolysis process, particularly at the molecular and particle scales, and thus facilitate its optimization at the reactor scale and commercial development.

  • Poster presentation prize - Amel Cydric GHOGIA, doctoral student - TrapCat 2018, Tarragona (Spain), 18-19 October 2018

  • Best Paper Award in the theme "Energy Storage" awarded to Abdoul Razac SANE, Doan PHAM MINH and Ange NZIHOU, 9th edition International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC 2018) in Hammamet, Tunisia from 20 to 22 March 2018

  • Best Poster Award for Lina ROMERO MILLAN, PhD student, WasteEng2018, Prague (Czech Republic) from 2 to 5 July 2018



  • Medal of the National Order of Merit for Ange NZIHOU, presented on 22 September 2017 by the explorer Jean-Louis Etienne

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA for Angel NZIHOU

  • Best Poster Award for Bhianca LINS DE AZEVEDO COSTA, PhD student, 25th International Conference on Bioencapsulation in Nantes from 3 to 6 July 2017

  • Best Poster Award for Ana Paula DOS SANTOS MATOS, PhD student, 25th International Conference on Bioencapsulation in Nantes from 3 to 6 July 2017



  • Best Poster Award for Maria Graciela CARES-PACHECO GRIFFITHS, PhD student, European Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC) Symposium, London (UK), 18-19 October 2016

  • Best poster award WasteEng Conference Series and OCP in the thermoconversion category for Maxime DENIEL, PhD student, WasteEng2016 conference, Albi, May 23-26, 2016



  • " Progress and Innovation in Research " prize awarded to Ange NZIHOU by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of Franco-Chinese
    scientific research, and more particularly in the fields of energy and the environment, 19 October 2015

  • Best Poster Award for Fanny CAVAILLES, PhD student, STPMF 2015 symposium (Powder Science and Technology / Powders and Sintered Materials), Nancy from April 8 to 10, 2015

  • Thesis prize "Paul Sabatier - Physics" from the Toulouse Academy of Sciences for Mathieu GALTIER "Statistical approach to radiation in heterogeneous gaseous media: from sampling molecular transitions to calculating radiative quantities", 5 December 2014



  • Best poster prize "WasteEng Conference Series" and AIChE for Marion DUCOUSSO, WasteEng2014, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), from 25 to 28 August 2014



  • INPT thesis prize "Léopold Escande 2013" for Timothée NOCQUET, " Roasting of wood and its components: experiments and modelling of volatile matter yields ", 18 December 2012



  • Brazilian Prize for the best ABCM-EMBRAER thesis for Henrique MASSARD DA FONSECA, PhD in co-supervision INPT/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 11 January 2012

  • Thesis prize by ISASF (International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids) for Brice CALVIGNAC "Development of methods for characterization of binary in supercritical environments and modelling of measured physical and thermodynamic properties", 26 November 2009

  • DERBI scientific trophy in the field of concentrated solar energy for Jean-Jacques BEZIAN

  • The GENEPI platform (Gasification Equipment for New Energy dedicated to a Platform of Innovation), Co-winner of the 1st call for EquipEx "Equipment of Excellence" projects, January 2012



  • LabEx SOLSTICE (SOLar: Sciences, Technology and Innovation for Energy Conversion, Co-winner of the 1st LabEx "Laboratories of Excellence" call for projects, March 2011

  • INPT thesis prize "Léopold Escande 2011" for Guillaume LEFEBVRE "Modification of the surface of talc particles by hydrophobic nanometric silica (by dry coating): influence on their physico-chemical properties and their dispersibility in an aqueous phase", 14 December 2010



  • Presidential Prize for Sustainable Chemistry for Professor Ange NZIHOU, Director of the RAPSODEE Centre, by the "American Chemical Society" and the "American Environmental Protection Agency" at the San Francisco Congress in May 2010. This prize rewards his remarkable contribution, over the last 5 years, in the field of sustainable development (president of the WasteEng conference cycle and editor-in-chief of the first international scientific journal "Waste and Biomass valorisation" of Springer Editions dedicated to the Waste and Biomass valorisation, published in 2009).

  • Thesis prize "Léopold Escande 2010" from the INPT for Med HEDI ROMDHANA "Conception, modelling and environmental assessment of a process for the valorisation of organic sludge into solid fuels", 1st December 2009



  • Prize of the Toulouse Academy of Sciences 2009 for the Thesis of Ana CAMEIRÃO "Experimental study and modelling of precipitation with agglomeration between crystals of different morphologies: application to strontium molybdate", 26 March 2007

  • Prize for Innovative Techniques for the Environment at the Pollutec 2009 Exhibition for Bruno LADEVIE, co-treatment process for solid fuel sludge

  • Gold medal at the Innovation Competition, "IT" category, BATIMAT 2009 exhibition for Jean-Jacques BEZIAN for the software for evaluating the energy efficiency of buildings



  • Trophy "In recognition of the outstanding contribution to the development of agglomeration science" for Professor John Allan DODDS, 28 June 2007

  • Appointment as President of ISASF (International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids) for Professor Jacques FAGES, June 1, 2007. The role of this learned society is to disseminate information and facilitate exchanges between the various research actors in the field of the generation and shaping of solids by supercritical fluid processes.

  • Award as a Fellow of the Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SGPhW) for Professor Michel BARON, 27 April 2007

  • Award as "Foreign Member of the Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SAPhS)" for Professor Michel BARON, 1 December 2007.

  • Appointment as "Permanent Guest Professor" of the China University of Mining Technology (CUMT) in Xuzhou for Professor Ange NZIHOU, February 2007



  • Winner of the INPI national trophy for innovation for the RAPSODEE Center. These trophies are awarded to 3 small and medium-sized companies and a research organisation that have placed industrial property at the heart of their policy to promote their work.

  • Award as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom for Professor John Allan DODDS. He received this distinction from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Institut Clément Ader - Albi UMR CNRS 5312


  • Jean Rist 2020 medal for Damien Texier awarded by the French Society of Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M)

  • Appointment of Professor Philippe LOURS as "Visiting-Professor" at the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) in Tianjin (China)

  • Damien TEXIER, winner of the ERC European Research Council program


  • TMS-AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award 2019 for the best article published in the journal Metallurgical and Materials Transaction obtained by Damien TEXIER and co-authors

  • 1st prize Bodycote awarded to Aurélien Mondière by the French Society of Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M)



  • Alfred W. Allen Award 2018 from the American Ceramic Society for the best article in the field of refractories obtained by Gilles DUSSERRE, Thierry CUTARD and co-authors

  • Héteny Award 2018 from the Society of Experimental Mechanics for the best article published in the journal Experimental Mechanics obtained by Damien TEXIER and co-authors



  •  Thesis prize 2017 awarded by the Aerospace Valley Competitive Cluster to Igor JOVANCEVIC.

  •  2nd prize in the competition for the best poster at the ESAFORM2017 congress awarded to Theo BAUMARD PhD student ICA-A



  • Carnot MINES Innovation Trophy for the Centre's work in superplastic forming of aeronautical titanium alloys received by Thierry CUTARD

  • Winner of the prize for the best oral presentation at the EuroSPF2016 congress for Maxime ROLLIN, PhD student ICA-A

  • Appointment of Philippe LOURS as "Adjunct-Professor" at Universitas Indonesia Jakarta,

  • HIRN 2016 Prize awarded by the GST Tribology of the AFM (prize for the best thesis in tribology over the period from 1 December 2014 to 31 January 2016) to Elodie CABROL, PhD student ICA-A



  • 2013 Jean Ebbeni Prize awarded to Jean-José ORTEU, by the Club Contrôles et Mesures Optiques pour l'Industrie (CMOI) of the French Optical Society.

  • Prize for the best poster presented at the 21st French Congress of Mechanics (CFM'2013), obtained by Ahmed ZOUAGHI (ICA-Albi PhD student) and his co-authors from the ICA.

  • Leopold Escande 2013 Prize (best INPT theses of the year 2012) for Florian BUGARIN.



  • SF2M Bodycote Award 2012 for Fabio TAINA.

  • Best poster prize at the ECCM15 (15th European Conference on composite Materials) in Venice in 2012 for Thomas POUMADERE (PhD student).

  • Emeline BESSARD, PhD student ICA-Albi and winner of the SAMPE France competition.



  • Hetényi Award 2011 from the SEM (for the best research paper published in Experimental Mechanics in 2009) for Jean-José ORTEU and Laurent ROBERT.



  • Jacques Pomey Prize 2008 from SF2M for Masood SHAH.



  • 2007 SF2M Bodycote Award for Emilie HERNY.



  • 2004 HIRN Prize awarded by the GST Tribologie de l'AFM (prize for the best thesis in tribology over the period from 1 December 2002 to 31 January 2004) to Olivier BARRAU, PhD student at ICA-Albi



  • Léopold Escande Prize 2002 (best INPT theses of the year 2001) for Dorian GARCIA.

Industrial Engineering Center


  • The article “Bi-objective multi-layer location – allocation model for the immediate aftermath of sudden-onset disasters” co-written by Matthieu Lauras and Hossein Baharmand received the distinction “Jose Maria Sarriegi Award 2020”


  • Leopold Escande Prize for Nicolas Boissel-Dallier.

  • Best Paper Award 2013, for Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoé, M. Lauras, S. Truptil, F. Bénaben and H. Pingaud, PRO VE conference 2013 - 14th working conference on virtual enterprises: their work A platform for event-driven agility of processes: a delivery context use-case.

  • Outstanding Paper Award 2013, for Paul Pitiot, Michel Aldanondo, E. Vareilles, Thierry Coudert and Linda Zhang, IEEM 2013 conference, Optimizing concurrent configuration and planning: a proposition to reduce computation time.


  • Prize for the best 2011 case study in the “supply chain management” category for Aurélie Charles, doctoral student from the Industrial Engineering center.

  • GDR MACS 2011 thesis prize for Guillaume Marques, doctoral student from the Industrial Engineering center.


  • Best Paper Award EEE Digital Ecosystem Sand Technologies 2010 for an article co-written by a team of teacher-researchers and doctoral students from the Industrial Engineering center (Frédérick Bénaben, Sébastien Truptil, Hervé Pingaud).

  • Best Paper Award IEEE Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2010 for an article co-written by a team of teacher-researchers from the Industrial Engineering center (Michel Aldanondo, Elise Vareilles, Paul Gaborit).


  • Leopold Escande Award of Excellence from the INPT awarded to Aurélie Charles, doctoral student who did her thesis at IMT Mines Albi: for the quality of her thesis and her contribution to engineering sciences.


  • Leopold Escande Award of Excellence from the INPT awarded to Elise Vareilles.